The ghost of bowling's past is ready to make it's presence known! The Motiv Jackal is back in the form of a Ghost and is designed to be scary good on heavy oil lane conditions. This version has more total hook potential than it's predecessors as well as great continuation. The Jackal Ghost uses the Predator V2 core which features a low RG and high differential. The asymmetric core allows the bowler to easily product revolutions on this ball as well a large amount of track flare. When combined with the Coercion High Friction Solid (HFS) coverstock it takes the aggressiveness of this ball to the next level. The 3000 Grit LSS finish offers awesome mid-lane read and incredible continuation.
(7) games out of the box, averaging 220, one league set 683 - this is my second Motive ball, also have the Blue Coral Venom - absolutely love the reaction I get from both
I've Always used Hammer' Still have 5 left, have 2 Storms, But I've switched to Motive, A friend gave me my first motive and I thought it was the best thing that happen to me, it was the Red motiv T, then I bought the motiv fire(wow) then the trident Nemesis another great 1 and the Red tank another good on then the black tank, the Alpha(WOW), now I had to have the Ghost.. can not wait to see the New Hi-Performance next Motiv in September' I hope.. My pleasure bowling.com excellence deliver service in 4 days had my Ghost
This ball is insane! Played deeper than any ball I've owned! I play on a mid to light house shot. Played on open play and played 4 arrow to 10 in the back and was flush. Didn't leave a 10 in 3 full games I threw with it. Started very dull, but the more I threw it the better it got from the backend. Love this ball! 100% recommend to everyone.
Ball is so smooth through the front of the lanes and gives a beautiful back end reaction
Never had a ball hit the pocket like this ball. Used it in two games last Friday, 248 and 255. Was afraid to try out a new ball without practicing with it, but was during horrible with the other. My average is normally 196!
The ball is awesome on heavy oiled lanes. I also use it as a spare ball for shooting down pins 7 and 10 because I don't have a spare ball for those shots at the moment. The ball is controllable when the lanes start to dry up but is very hard to throw out when the lanes are very dry or when there is no oil.
This ball is a MUST have, perfect ball to play in heavy oil conditions you will not be disappointed. Versatile is this ball, when I first got this ball I could only use it in heavy oil conditions and was sooo aggressive even in heavy oil i would only be able to open up with this ball for the 1st and sometimes 2nd game before changing balls. So when after going to many houses with med to lighter oil lanes i couldn't use this ball at all it would get to the dry and slam to the gutter lol. my solution was i polished the heck out of it and mannnnn it was a beast in the lighter oils. That Polish gave it the length it needed and trying it polished in the heavy oil lanes I ended up liking it better and kept it polished. can't go wrong a Ghost.
I'm 61 years old and considered a stroker .... first 2 weeks with it I have three 700 series .. a 279 game a 288 game .. my league average is 206 ... I expect it to go higher with this ball
After 3 weeks with the jackal ghost in three leagues Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and several 9 pin tournaments i can say without a doubt this ball is the perfect replacement for the original Jackal which i missed so much after it was banned by USBC. Only drawback is the competition is going to hate you lol. Every week i am asked if it is legal and i show them the receipt for drilling at the usbc training center. My average has gone up so much! Buy this ball and get Motivated!
Have the original Jackal and was crushed when it was banned by USBC. I still use it on a non sanctioned league once a week but decide to pull the trigger on the ghost. All i can say is it pulls just as hard if not harder than the original. All the hype is true. Used it tonight on USBC sanctioned league after having it drilled at the USBC training center and my average is back up to 200+. Thanks Motiv!
I have thrown a lot of different brand bowling balls and this one falls in with one of the best. I have never owned a Motiv until now, very good decision on my purchase. This ball hooks, all you need is a good pro shop to drill it to give you a controllable ball. Be careful because too much is easily achieved. If the ball finds friction, it moves! If not drilled too strong, you can move as lanes break down using same ball instead of having to have 4-5 balls. Unless that is your preference. Motiv needs more balls like this in the future, like maybe a pearl version. I would diffently try it. Great Ball.
I'm a Storm / Hammer fan all day.... but wow! This ball came to me by dumb luck.... I am now a fan! This ball is awesome! First game was a 246- If you're looking at the no rules, sure lock, or a hammer... you need to look at this ball.
On my third night with this ball, I shot my first 'league' 290 (scratch) & 700 series. This ball was a must have in my arsenal.
I bowl in a league, I am a fairly new Bowler and this ball has helped my average climbed from 182 to 190 at the end of the season. I have bowled consistently over 600 for several weeks, and I am so trusting of this ball, I feel like if I bowl below 215 in any given game, I had an awful game. Sometimes I miss my mark, and provided it came off my fingers right, this ball will snap back from the gutter. My game is awesome, the word is out, looking forward to the winter league.
This ball is the newest introduction into the Jackal line of bowling balls. The MOTIV Jackal Ghost features the Coercion HFS Solid coverstock combined with the Predator V2 core. It's strong in the front of the lane, but yet is clean and smooth enough through it that the ball does not burn up. It reads the mid lane for change of direction and yet somehow retains its energy for the most continuation that I've ever seen from a BIG ball.
It will be a great fit in your bag on medium to heavy oil. I have the used Ghost on everything from high to medium volume sports patterns, as well as on your typical house shots. It's strong and continuous enough to handle the sports patterns and blends out the house patterns like nothing I've ever thrown.
My Jackal Ghost is laid out pin down below my ringer finger, CG slightly shifted right and extra hole down. Since this ball's release it is quickly becoming one of my favorites. This ball allows me to play up the lane on fresh or heavy oil and as the fronts start to go away has no problem allowing me to move left, open angles and it returns with tremendous continuation. Again, for BIG ball I have found it to be more versatile and continuous then I could have ever imagined.
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That's right... A devastating blow was thrown at MOTIV March 2015 when the decision was made by USBC to revoke the approval of the monsters that were the Jackal and Jackal Carnage. Such a decision has been known to be demise of many... But people thought the monster was slain... the monster was no more, but they couldn't be more mistaken. The monster laid dormant, changing, evolving... lying in wait for when it may return and spread its terror once more. And so the beast has returned, the Jackal Ghost!
Do not allow the name fool you. You make thing that the Ghost is simply a phantom of its former self, but that will prove to be a fatal mistake on those who stand in this piece's path. A legend such as the Jackal does not die, it simply evolves as seen with the Ghost. The Ghost introduces both a new core in the Predator V2 asymmetric and cover stock in the Coercion HFS (High Friction Solid). This deadly combination will give the Ghost's master the ability to fight through heavy oil conditions providing superior mid-lane reaction and the MOTIV's trademark continuation. This ball, with this new technology, in fact provides us with even more over hook than any previous Jackal and yet, we don't sacrifice the ball continuation on those heavier oil patterns.
It is absolutely true what has been said, #LegendsNeverDie! With the Jackal Ghost. I know some did not have the opportunity to fully experience the capabilities the Jackal and Jackal Carnage presented. Some unfortunately missed out on the chance entirely. The void was there, it could not be denied but MOTIV heard you, heard US. Not only was the void filled, the Ghost delivers so much more than what was lost. I knew it from the first set I threw with the Ghost how great of a piece it is. Straight out of the box, I rolled an 814 series. The Ghost, with this stronger engine and aggressive cover, it allowed me to open up the lanes early.
This ball is great for me because I Throw hard and have medium revs. If you do not throw that hard and you bowl on dry lanes this might not be the ball for you.
Do they have a drill pattern for a full roller
Hello Bert! The closest drilling pattern that I could find from Motiv is in the link that follows. https://mybowling.imgdisk.com/core/2012/drill/motivsdrill01.jpg
How do I get my jackal replaced
Hi I had the jackel the one that was ban.Is this ball equal to or near the jackel
How is it for straight down and in
does the 14lb ballhave the sameblock as the 15 and 16 lb ball
How does Motiv Jackal Ghost compare to Roto Grip cell?
I am a suitcase bowler with a 198 average, I want to get back over 200, is the jackal ghost ok for me because I don't have a lot of lift on medium oil
Would this ball be good for a low rev\low speed player?
and heard good comments from the jack. my shot is in front and I like my ball to advance and between back ... which of the two do you recommend me Jack Risin or Jack Ghost
Would this ball be good for a stroker with lower ball speed?
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Would this ball work well for a right hander with aback up spiin
Will this ball be good for a bowler that has about 300 rpms and a ball speed of 1250 to 1350 speed
How well does the jackal ghost work on medium oil patterns?
This ball is not meant to be bowled on medium oil conditions. It will try to read earlier and it will either hook too much or it will roll out early and come in flat to the pins on medium oil. This ball works great in heavier oil but to get this to work on medium oil you would have to polish the finish up to a very high polish so that the ball would not react too early.
Will the jackal ghost be more aggressive than the savage
It would be too close to say which one has more hook potential because they have a lot of similarities. While the Columbia Savage has a duller finish which helps it grip a little more, the Motiv ball has a stronger weight block.
How does this ball compare to the Crux Prime?
They are very very similar with the only noticeable difference being the out of the box finish. The Motiv Jackal Ghost is a littlle smoother at 3000 grit versus the 2000 grit on the Crux Prime so this gives the Ghost just a little more length.
Will this ball work for a straight ball
Would this ball be good for down and in with 14 mph ball speed
This has a little bit of a duller finish to start reading more in the midlane so it may be hard to use as a down and in shot. You may prefer something with a polished finish or pearl cover to get more length like the Motiv Villain Scorn or the Motiv Trident Nemesis.
What new motiv ball is similar to the primal scream?
this ball has been around a long time.. what would be the difference between the ghost and the ufo ? stroker style 15 mph fresh house shot ?
There is not a huge difference in performance between the two actually. The finish in the ghost is 3000 grit versus the 2000 grit finish of the UFO which would give the Ghost more length, but the UFO weight block gives more length than the Ghost weight block which somewhat evens them out.
How does this compare to the Hammer Redemption and the Ebonite Choice
This would be the closest comparison to the Redemption Solid and the Choice Solid. They would all have a solid coverstock with a duller finish. The Jackal Ghost is at 3000 grit while the other two are at 2000 grit so the Jackal may get a little more length but not much. They are very comparable and even though they have different weight blocks they still have about the same RG numbers so the biggest difference to me would be the slight difference in the out of box finish.
is there much difference betwwen the ghost and the halo ?
There will not be much difference actually. They are both solid covers with a dull finish so it will read in the midlane and have a strong continuation on the backend. The Halo is a 2000 grit versus the Ghost which is 3000 grit so you may get just a little more length on the Jackal Ghost.
Wouls a little shine help this ball be a little longer?
Im throwing a 10 pound ball right now and recently it got way to light and i want to go heavier and I was looking at this or the legacy should I get a 12 or a 14
I would say to go with the heaviest weight that you feel comfortable using. The heavier the ball the better it will drive through the pins but you do not want to get something that hurts to use it so you may want to check some of the house balls to see which weight feels comfortable without being too heavy.
What would be 3 Motiv Bowling Balls that would make a Great Arsenal?
If you wanted to start with the Motiv Jackal Ghost as your heavy oil ball, you could use one of the Ripcord balls as a medium oil ball and then use something like the Fatal Venom as your lighter oil ball that gives you more length. Those three options would be a pretty good arsenal and cover almost all conditions.
I have a natural curve when I throw my ball so which type of ball should I get with a lot of action or less
There are several things to factor in when selecting the bowling ball. One thing to keep in mind are the lane conditions. If you bowl in a league you may get more medium to heavy oil at the beginning of the night and then by the end of the night it would be less oil. Or if you bowl on open bowling nights it may also be less oil on the lanes. So make sure the ball matches the oil that you bowl in. Also, your ball speed can matter on picking out a ball too. If you have a high ball speed then something with a duller finish may be a good fit so that that the ball has enough grip to move quicker for you. If you have a slower ball speed then you may want a ball with a more polished finish to give you more length so it does not over hook too early. So keep this in mind when picking out a new bowling ball. If you are getting a new performance ball as your first ball you may want to start out with an entry or mid performance option to start because it will be a big jump up from a house ball.
What 4 Motiv Bowling Balls would make for a Great Arsenal and build up to a 6-ball arsenal down the road.